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Michael Athans

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Citizenship  American
Notable students  Jeff S. Shamma
Fields  Control theory
Name  Michael Athans

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Born  May 3, 1937 (age 78) Drama, Greece (1937-05-03)
Institutions  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alma mater  University of California, Berkeley
Notable awards  Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award (1995) Donald P. Eckman Award
Education  University of California, Berkeley
Books  Optimal control, Optimal Control: An Introduction to the Theory and Its Applications

Residence  United States of America

Michael Athans (born Michael Athanassiades, May 3, 1937) is a Greek-American control theorist and a retired Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (1973) and a Fellow of the AAAS (1977). He is the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions in the field of control theory.


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Athans received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1958, 1959, and 1961, respectively.


  • American Automatic Control Council Donald P. Eckman Award "for outstanding contributions to the field of automatic control" in 1964.
  • American Society for Engineering Education Frederick Emmons Terman Award as "the outstanding young electrical engineering educator" in 1969.
  • American Control Council's Education Award for "outstanding contributions and distinguished leadership in automatic control education" in 1980.
  • IEEE Control Systems Society's 1993 Hendrik Wade Bode Prize.
  • American Automatic Control Council's Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award in 1995.
  • Honoris causa doctorate from Universidade T├ęcnica de Lisboa in 2011.
  • References

    Michael Athans Wikipedia

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